Lancer, Darlene

Codependency For Dummies

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Your trusted guide to value yourself and break the patterns ofcodependency

Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition is themost comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plainEnglish and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, itdescribes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamicsof codependency. The majority of the book is devoted to healing andlays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practicaladvice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, andexpress yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working theTwelve Steps to recover from codependency and howtherapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency.

Codependence is primarily a learned behavior from our family oforigin. Some cultures have it to a greater degree thanothers—some still see it as a normal way of living. Yet thecosts of codependence can include distrust, faulty expectations,passive-aggressiveness, control, self-neglect, over-focus onothers, manipulation, intimacy issues, and a slew of other harmfultraits. Codependence causes serious pain and affects the majorityof Americans—not just women and loved ones of addicts.Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition offersauthoritative and trusted guidance on ways to raise yourself-esteem, detach and let go, set boundaries, recognize healthyvs. dysfunctional relationships, overcome guilt and resentment, andmuch more.

  • Helps you break the pattern of conduct that keeps you inharmful relationships
  • Provides trusted guidance to create healthy boundaries, copingskills, and expectations
  • Offers advice for eliminating feelings of guilt, blame, andfeeling overly responsible
  • Explains the difference between care-giving and codependentcare-taking

If you're trapped in the cycle of codependency and looking forhelp, Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Editionoffers trusted advice and a clear plan for recovery.

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